Media and Agent Guide for Disaster Recovery Experts

In subjects ranging from agriculture to water quality, from home repair to food safety, faculty members with N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences have expertise to help people prepare for and recover from disasters.

The specialists, most with the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, will share their knowledge with the media and with county Cooperative Extension agents. Related fact sheets, press releases and other materials are available on Cooperative Extension’s disaster information website at www.ces.ncsu.edu/disaster or ncdisaster.com.

EXPERTS BY SUBJECT CROPS * ECONOMICS * ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE CONCERNS * EQUIPMENT RECONDITIONING AND REPAIR * FOOD SAFETY * HOME CLEANUP AND RESTORATION *HUMAN SAFETY AND WELL BEING * INCOME TAX AND CASUALTY LOSS * LEGAL ISSUES * LIVESTOCK, AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES * TOURISM * TREES AND TIMBER

CROPSGeneralJeff Mullahey, 919-515-2647, department head, crop science, ;Randy Wells, 919-515-4062, Extension specialist, crop science

Biofuels Matt Veal, 919-515-6764, assistant professor, biological and agricultural engineering

Commercial greenhouse production Brian Whipker, 919-515-5374, Extension specialist, horticultural science

Commercial nursery production Ted Bilderback, 919-515-1201, Extension specialist, horticultural science

Commercial nursery production economics Charles Safley, 919-515-4538, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics

Corn Ron Heiniger, 252-793-4428, Plymouth, Extension specialist, crop science

Corn economics Nicholas Piggott, 919-515-4668, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics

Crop insurance and 2012 Farm Bill updates Michele Marra, 919-515-6091, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics; andRod Rejesus, 919-513-4605, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics

Cotton Keith Edmisten, 919-515-4069, Extension specialist, crop science

Cotton economics Gary Bullen, 919-515-6096, Extension associate, agricultural and resource economics

Grapes Sara Spayd, 919-513-0772, Extension specialist, horticultural science

Legal issuesTed Feitshans, 919-515-5195, Extension specialist and attorney, agricultural and environmental law (Note: Extension attorneys can’t provide legal advice to individuals.)

Peanuts David Jordan, 919-515-4068, Extension specialist, crop science

Peanut economics Gary Bullen, 919-515-6096, Extension associate, agricultural and resource economics

Pesticides Wayne Buhler, 919-515-5369, Extension specialist, horticultural science

Plant diseases Turner Sutton, 919-515-6823, Extension specialist, plant pathology

Seed production and storage Jan Spears, 919-515-4070, Extension specialist, crop science

Small grains Randy Weisz, 919-515-5824, Extension specialist, crop science

Small grain economicsNicholas Piggott, 919-515-4668, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics

Sod production and other turfgrass industriesFred Yelverton,professor, crop science, 919-515-5639

Soybeans Jim Dunphy, 919-515-5813, Extension specialist, crop science

Soybean economicsNicholas Piggott, 919-515-4668, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics

Sweet potatoesJonathan Schultheis, 919-515-1225, Extension specialist, horticultural science

Tobacco Loren Fisher, 919-515-4059, Extension specialist, crop science

Tobacco economicsBlake Brown, 919-515-4536, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics;Gary Bullen, 919-515-6096, Extension associate, agricultural and resource economics

Tree fruit (apples, peaches and pecans) Mike Parker, 919-515-1198, Extension specialist, horticultural science

Value-added crops & related topics Blake Brown, 919-515-4536, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics; Gary Bullen,919-515-6096, Extension associate, agricultural and resource economics

Vegetables Jeanine Davis, 828-684-3562, Extension specialist, horticultural science, Fletcher; Jonathan Schultheis, 919-515-1225, Extension specialist, horticultural science; Allan Thornton, 910-592-7161, Extension associate, horticultural science (Clinton)

ECONOMICS General Michael Walden, Extension economist, 919-515-4671

Biofuels and gasohol economics (corn and canola) Kelly Zering,919-515-6089, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics; Nicholas Piggott, 919-515-4668, Extension specialist, agricultural and resource economics

Family economics Carolyn Bird, Extension resource management specialist, 919-513-7793

Farm & small business management after a financial disasterGary Bullen, 919-515-6096, Extension associate, agricultural and resource economics

ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE CONCERNS Animal waste Mark Rice, 919-515-6794, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering; Phil Westerman, 919-515-6742, professor, biological and agricultural engineering; C. Mike Williams,coordinator for waste management programs; 919-515-5387

Contamination (soil, surface water and fish)Greg Cope, 919-515-5296, Extension specialist, environmental and molecular toxicology;Deanna Osmond, 919-515-7303, Extension specialist, soil science

Drinking water and wells Greg Jennings, 919-515-6771, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering

Household waste (including composting and recycling)Rhonda Sherman, 919-515-6770, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering

Legal issues Ted Feitshans, 919-515-5195, Extension specialist and attorney, agricultural and environmental law (Note: Extension attorneys can’t provide legal advice to individuals.)

Mosquitoes and other biting insectsCharles Apperson, 919-515-4326, Extension specialist, entomology; Michael Waldvogel, 919-515-8881, Extension specialist, entomology

Pesticides Wayne Buhler, 919-515-5369, Extension specialist, horticultural science

Septic systems Mike Hoover, 919-515-7305, Extension specialist, soil science; David Lindbo, 919-515-2635, Extension specialist, soil science

Stormwater management William F. Hunt III, 919-515-6751, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering; Robert Evans, 919-515-6700, Extension specialist and department head, biological and agricultural engineering

Wastewater management systems and solid waste managementGarry Grabow, 919-513-7348, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering

Wildlife Chris Moorman, 919-515-5578, wildlife specialist, forestry

EQUIPMENT RECONDITIONING AND REPAIR Gary Roberson, 919-515-6715, biological and agricultural engineering specialist

FOOD SAFETY Fletcher Arritt, 919-513-0176, Extension specialist, food science; Ben Chapman, 919-515-8099, food safety Extension specialist, family and consumer sciences; David Green, 252-222-6304, department Extension leader, food science, Center for Marine Sciences and Technology, Morehead City; Dana Hanson, 919-515-2956, Extension specialist, food science

HOME CLEANUP AND RESTORATION Drainage Robert Evans, 919-515-6700, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering

Drinking water and wells Greg Jennings, 919-515-6771, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering

Furniture (cleaning or discarding) Sarah Kirby, 919-515-9154, Extension specialist, family and consumer sciences

Household waste (including composting and recycling) Rhonda Sherman, 919-515-6770, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering

Moisture on wood and wood productsSarah Kirby, 919-515-9154, Extension specialist, family and consumer sciences

Mold and mildew control and minor structural repairsSarah Kirby,919-515-9154, Extension specialist, family and consumer sciences

HUMAN SAFETY AND WELL BEING Families and youth Kimberly Allen, 919-515-9139, Extension specialist, family and consumer sciences

Latino families Andrew Behnke, 919-515-9156, Extension specialist, family and consumer sciences

Older adults Lucille Bearon, 919-515-9146, Extension specialist, adult development and aging; Jackie McClelland, 919-515-9148, Extension specialist, nutrition, diet and health for adults of all ages

Safety Grant Ellington, 919-515-6793, Extension associate, biological and agricultural engineering

INCOME TAX AND CASUALTY LOSS  Guido van der Hoeven, 919-515-9071, Extension specialist, income taxation, business organizational structures and farm management issues

LEGAL ISSUES  Ted Feitshans, 919-515-5195, Extension specialist and attorney, agricultural and environmental law (Note: Extension attorneys can’t provide legal advice to individuals.)

LIVESTOCK, AQUACULTURE AND FISHERIES General livestock Todd SeeTodd See, department head, 919-515-2755, animal science

Aquaculture Harry Daniels (Eastern North Carolina), 919-515-4589, Extension specialist, zoology; Jeff Hinshaw (Western North Carolina), 828-684-3562, Fletcher, Extension specialist, zoology

Beef cattle Matt Poore, 919-515-7798, Extension specialist, animal science

Dairy cattle Steve Washburn, 919-515-7726, Extension specialist, animal science; Brinton Hopkins, 919-515-7592, Extension specialist, animal science

Fisheries Jim Rice, 919-515-4592, Extension fisheries specialist

Flies and other livestock pests Wes Watson, 919-513-2028, Extension specialist, entomology

Goats Jean-Marie Luginbuhl, 919-515-8743, Extension specialist, crop science

Honeybees and apiculture David R. Tarpy, 919-515-1660, Extension apiculturist, entomology

Horses Mike Yoder, 919-513-3509, Extension associate, animal science

Legal issues Ted Feitshans, 919-515-5195, Extension specialist and attorney, agricultural and environmental law (Note: Extension attorneys can’t provide legal advice to individuals.)

Poultry Kenneth Anderson, 919-515-5527, Extension poultry specialist;Kathy Bunton, 704-878-3154, area specialized poultry agent, Statesville; Dan Campeau, 919-542-8202, area poultry specialized Extension agent, Pittsboro; Donna Carver, 919-515-5526, Extension poultry veterinarian; Peter Ferket, Extension turkey specialist, 919-515-5409; Richard Goforth, 704-283-3743, area specialized poultry agent, Monroe; Jesse Grimes, 919-515-5406, Extension turkey specialist;Edgar Oviedo, 919-515-5391, poultry science Extension specialist;James Parsons, area specialized poultry agent, 910-296-2143, Kenansville; Doug Smith, 919.515.2621, associate professor, poultry science; Charles Stark, 919-515-5393, assistant professor, poultry science and feed mills; Mike Wineland, 919-515-5529, Extension poultry specialist

Swine Todd See, 919-515-8797, department head, animal science;Morgan Morrow, 919-515-4001, Extension swine veterinarian, animal science

Waste management Mark Rice, 919-515-6794, Extension specialist, biological and agricultural engineering; Phil Westerman, 919-515-6742, professor, biological and agricultural engineering; Mike Williams,coordinator for waste management programs; 919-515-5387

TOURISM Sustainable tourism planning; Green tourism Erin Seekamp, 919-513-7407, Extension specialist, tourism

Sustainable tourism Carla Barbieri 919-513-0351, Extension specialist, tourism

TREES AND TIMBER Financial loss Mark Megalos, 919-513-1202, Extension specialist, forestry

Timber salvage marketing Robert Bardon, 919-515-5575, Extension specialist, forestry

Urban tree damage Lucy Bradley, 513-2001, Extension specialist, horticultural science


MORE INFORMATION In times of disaster, the Department of Communication Services can help you locate faculty experts and get information:

Natalie Hampton 919-513-3128

Suzanne Stanard  919-513-3126

 

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